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 Post subject: Old wildcat pics
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:35 pm 
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About 1984. Ol' boy stopped me one day to show me the pony he bought his kids. He was known to wildcat, and I had a little bell going off in my head, so I told him not to let me see that pony underground. About two weeks later, I come around the bend and what do I see...

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He popped a round off at me and ran in the mine. That's my truck with the door open in the road. I ran in after him, crappy 2-D cell battery government flashlight cutting off and on, hiding behind timbers as I went deeper. Didn't get him that day, but later on we settled up.

Don't believe you see this around any more. Good old days.


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ah good ol bootleggin!

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Yep. That was in TN. At that time you could mine 2 tons /year for personal use. Couldn't sell it. Anything over 25 tons was a felony. Had five Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officers assigned full time to our Division. When I first started my area in TN, I had more illegal sites than legal. Nights, weekends, and holidays were busy.


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wha tarea of tennesee ? Grundy county area?


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navycaptain8 wrote:
wha tarea of tennesee ? Grundy county area?


East Campbell County near Claiborne County. Just south and east of the town of White Oak as I recall.


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